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Of Hope Foundry, Preston
1857 Launch of the iron vessel Bogota from their shipbuilding yard at March End. Built for Blythe and Troughton. Also launched on the same day, an iron-hulled yacht, the Anne, designed by Jonathan Grindrod of Liverpool for his own use.